Living Product Challenge Certification

Biobased Xorel is the first textile to achieve the Living Product Challenge Certification. The Living Product Challenge is a transparent, holistic framework for rethinking the way we manufacture things, weaving together life cycle assessment, social equity and material health impacts. It helps manufacturers design and offer products with measurably net positive impacts and designers easily select products that give more than they take. Learn More.


Cradle to Cradle - Gold Certification

Biobased Xorel has achieved Cradle to Cradle Gold certification. This is an extremely high bar because the process examines a product in its full spectrum of manufacturing, use, and disposal touching on material health, material re-utilization, renewable energy & carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness. This third party certification is considered to be the most comprehensive environmental product evaluation in the world today since it considers a multitude of criteria, beginning with a thorough material input analysis.

Cradle to Cradle - Silver Certification

Xorel has achieved Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Silver level certification. C2C assesses products on a number of criteria such as the use of safe and healthy materials, design for material reuse & recycling, efficient use of energy & water throughout production and instituting strategies for social responsibility.

Platinum level Material Health Certificate

Xorel and Biobased Xorel are assessed against the criteria of the Material Health category in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard and were awarded a Platinum level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

SCS Indoor Advantage - Gold Certification

Xorel has achieved SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification. The program tests and certifies products for compliance with the indoor air quality emission requirements of California Section 01350. Annual site audits ensure continued compliance each year. Protocols related to chain of custody, sample conditioning, air testing, chemical analysis and emission calculations are open and transparent allowing test results to be scientifically certified by competing labs.

USDA BioPreferred

The USDA BioPreferred brand and stringent labeling process reflects and builds upon the credibility, integrity and trust of the USDA. Further, the label requires minimum content levels considered to be meaningful, as well as disclosure of the percentage biobased content. Carnegie Biobased Xorel's Nexus, Dash and Strie patterns are all USDA BioPreferred certified.

Vincotte Certified - Levels 3 & 4

This independent non-profit examines and certifies that products are derived from renewable raw materials. Testing under ASTM D6866, the exact renewable carbon content of the material is determined by measuring the content of C14 isotope. Products are rated from a 1 star level to 4 star level, depending on the overall % of biobased content. Biobased Xorel is level 3 or 4 rated, depending on the pattern.

FACTS Certified

Facts was developed to recognize contract textiles that conform to the rigors of the multi-attribute standard NSF/ANSI 336 and are third-party certified. A Facts sustainability rating indicates a textile has been evaluated for environmental, economic and social aspects across its life cycle. Xorel is FACTS Silver Certified and Biobased Xorel is FACTS Gold Certified.

Declare Certified

Declare label lists building products that have declared their ingredients, source and manufacturing locations. Living Building Challenge project teams can also use the Declare label for materials documentation, streamlining the process of project certification. Manufacturers of the products included in the Declare database have voluntarily disclosed their ingredients list and a company head has personally ensured this information is true. Biobased Xorel is Declare Certified.

CE Marking

CE Marking is a manufacturer's declaration that Xorel complies with the essential requirements of the European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. It indicates to governmental officials that the product may be legally placed on the market in their country, ensures the free movement of the product within the EFTA & European Union (EU) single market, and permits the withdrawal of the non-conforming products by customs and enforcement/vigilance authorities.


GreenSpec Listed

Xorel is GreenSpec Listed. BuildingGreen's product guide, GreenSpec, lists over 2,200 environmentally preferable products, with key insights on the green attributes of each product and the most critical green issues for each product category. GreenSpec conducts its own independent research in assessing manufacturer claims, ensuring that the guide contains unbiased, quality information.

Certified in Healthcare Privacy & Security

Xorel is Certified by Collaborative in High-Performance Schools. The standard that CHPS uses to determine which products are approved for low-emitting prerequisites and credits in the CHPS Criteria is the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010 (also known as Section 01350). Xorel is an approved product on CHPS projects.



April 2020

To our valued clients and partners:

Carnegie is open for business during the COVID-19 crisis while safeguarding the health and welfare of our workforce:

  • All sampling services remain open and active including overnight delivery
  • All our Design Ally services ( Resourcing & Artform layouts) are being performed
  • Our Creative & Service teams are working remotely but remain fully active and ready for your requests as many of you are working from home
  • All our Salespeople remain available by phone and email for questions and are providing virtual presentations of our latest products and services
  • We continue to ship orders while following the strictest protocols for safety

Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 800 727 6770. You will continue to receive the outstanding service we are known for during this difficult time.

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